a real world point of view
|Main setting:||London, Canterbury, Kent and New York in 2014|
|Release date:||January 1995|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 359 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|Cat's Cradle: Warhead||Warchild|
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Warlock is the thirty-fourth New Adventures novel. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield. It is the second in a trilogy of linked novels; Cat's Cradle: Warhead was the first (published in 1992) and the third novel was Warchild (published in 1996).
Publisher's summary Edit
It was the ruthless pack instinct of the primeval forest. But warlock magnified it a thousand times and made it lethal.
There's a strange new drug on the street. It's called warlock and some people say it's the creation of the Devil. Others see it as the gateway to enlightenment.
Benny is working with an undercover cop, trying to track down its source. Ace is trapped in a horrific animal experimentation laboratory. But only the Doctor has begun to guess the terrible truth about warlock.
This disturbing sequel to Warhead moves beyond cyberpunk into a realm where reality is a question of brain chemistry and heaven or hell comes in the shape of a pill.
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- The Doctor
- Bernice Summerfield
- Creed McIlveen
- Justine Wheaton
- Paulie Keaton
- Vincent Wheaton
- Mrs Woodcott
- Eddie Chavez
Drugs and medicines Edit
- Warlock smells like liquorice. It magnifies emotions and makes them into reality. However, Warlock is actually an alien intelligence.
- Ace is given a strong dose of Warlock, which transfers her mind into a black cat's.
- Shell goes through the same procedure as Ace and also ends up with her mind in a cat. She dies whilst in the body of the cat via experiment-induced electrocution.
Earth locations Edit
- The Doctor finds New York City exhausting.
- The Doctor's House has a computer with a voice interface that can sound like Cary Grant. The front gate says Beware of the God.
- The Doctor, Ace and Benny have been at the Doctor's house for almost a year.
- Canterbury Cathedral is destroyed accidentally by Vincent.
- The Doctor displays his ambidexterity.
- Bernice goes under the alias of Miss Winterhill for much of her time on Earth during this period.
- Creed McIlveen an IDEA agent.
- Justine Wheaton gets captured in a forced prostitution house "Kill her baby. Then put her to work in the heavy S&M section.".
- Creed and Mrs Woodcott save Justine and her baby. (The baby is Vincent Wheaton's)
- Justine runs off with Creed (leaving husband Vincent).
- Paulie Keaton is the owner of aforementioned prostitution house.
- Jack gets trapped in the body of a dog.
- The Doctor buys a copy of Serial Killers Weekly.
- This is the second novel in Andrew Cartmel's War Trilogy of Cat's Cradle: Warhead, Warlock, and Warchild.
- A prelude to this novel was published in DWM 221.
- Vincent, Justine, Mrs Woodcott and James McIlveen first appeared in PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead.
- PROSE: Revolution Man also features an alien drug-like substance.
- Detailed synopsis of Warlock at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Warlock at The Whoniverse
- Prelude to Warlock as published in DWM#221